PROFIsafe Field Device Development
PROFIsafe is a globally leading, integrated technology (IEC 61508 compliant) for fail-safe communication in production and process automation. It is a vendor-independent, open standard developed by a global network of experts within the framework of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI). PROFIsafe has been established as an international standard (IEC 61784-3-3) for years and has the greatest range of products and services for safety applications.
Devices can use PROFIsafe to communicate with safety controllers PROFIBUS or PROFINET so that they can be used in safety-related automation tasks to PL e according to ISO 13849-1 or SIL3 (Safety Integrity Level) to IEC 61508.
Standard and safety-related communication can be transmitted on the same bus cable with PROFIBUS or PROFINET with PROFIsafe profile.
High flexibility when installing or expanding existing installations (retrofit).
The PROFIsafe protocol works according to the "Black Channel" principle and is independent of the respective transmission channel (can use copper cable, fiber optics, backplane bus or wireless).
PROFIsafe uses proven procedures, such as testing and certification, or the guidelines for installation and thus ensures a high level of availability. Certified PROFIsafe devices therefore simplify the safety-related inspection of equipment
Advantages for manufacturers
PROFIsafe represents an integrated, open solution for safety-related applications for PROFIBUS and PROFINET that meets the familiar user scenarios.
Software certified by the German Technical Inspectorate enables simple implementation and cost-effective reproducibility of a PROFIsafe solution.
PROFIsafe communication fits in a wide range of different architectures of programmable F controllers.
PROFIsafe enables new, innovative device functions, such as fail-safe communication using IWLAN.
ComDeC offers comprehensive services regarding development and certification of PROFIsafe field devices.
PROFIsafe driver software (as core component of the development kit)
GSD tools (e.g. GSD editor and CRC calculation tool)
Universal Parameter Server software and instructions (FB24)
Tool calling interface - example and instructions
Slow-motion monitor (for PROFIBUS: PG-PC and CP5613, for PROFINET: PG-CP1616)